15 January 2021
In the autumn of 2020, CSaP convened a workshop which brought together senior government representatives, senior academics, and practitioners from across the British Overseas Territories (BOTs) and the United Kingdom. This workshop was designed as an opportunity for knowledge exchange, and as a chance to examine some of the key policy priorities facing the Overseas Territories.
6 January 2021
Our sixth resilience seminar introduced CSaP Policy Fellow James Cemmell, Vice President of UK space organisation, Inmarsat. Alongside his colleague, Dr. Mark Dickinson – an expert on space, engineering and procurement – James revealed the importance of resilience to space projects, which have always been high cost, high stakes, and logistically complex endeavours. Almira Zejnilagic, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, spoke later in this session, detailing her work on risk investigations in the Middle East and Africa.
17 December 2020
In our fifth resilience seminar, Bill Hodson spoke to attending Policy Fellows about organisational resilience. Bill is the incumbent consulting director at Cambridge Consultants, and former business director at Fraser Nash consultancy.
16 December 2020
In November 2020, public health professionals, academics, and policymakers gathered to discuss the future of prevention work at a workshop and webinar jointly hosted by the East of England Population Health Research Hub, the NIHR ARC East of England, and the Centre for Science and Policy. These events were designed to inform support for action on longer-term investment for prevention.
15 December 2020
Could climate change or deforestation cause the next pandemic? In the final episode of our series on Science, Policy and a Green Recovery, host Dr Rob Doubleday and guest host Kate McNeil explore the links between planetary health and human health. Throughout the episode, they hear about how human activity is placing pressure on the natural world and how that can influence the risks posed by zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. They also address how unsustainable human activities and climate change are contributing threats to human health from non-communicable diseases and as a consequence of natural disasters.
14 December 2020
CSaP convened an expert panel and a group of early career researchers from the Cambridge Metabolic Network and the Cardiovascular Interdisciplinary Research Centre to explore the role of scientific advice and advocacy in responding to the UK's obesity epidemic.
10 December 2020
In the penultimate episode of our series on science, policy and a green recovery, CSaP Executive Director Dr Rob Doubleday sat down with Dame Fiona Reynolds, Emmanuel College Master and former Director-General of the National Trust, and Dr Chris Sandbrook, Director of the MPhil in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge to discuss the role of nature and conservation on the pathway to a green recovery.
3 December 2020
In the eighth episode of our podcast series on science, policy and a green recovery, we explored the role that sustainably managing our built environment can play in reducing carbon emissions.
3 December 2020
New Policy Fellows for Lent Term 2021
1 December 2020
In the seventh episode of CSaP's Science and Policy Podcast, CSaP Executive Director Dr Rob Doubleday sat down with the University of Cambridge's chemist Professor Clare Grey and cosmologist Professor Lord Martin Rees to discuss how we can support and foster scientific innovation, and the example of energy storage as a space where innovation is needed and progress is underway.